By Nancy Leighton
Heavy rains and strong winds from late fall through early spring have left the ground wet and weak, causing many trees to fall throughout north Georgia, in Atlanta, and here in our neighborhood. On March 25, the lights flashed and repeated booming sounds could be heard as transformers blew out along Custer Avenue. The moist soil conditions from heavy rain the day before and strong winds that day had caused a large tree to fall across Custer… Continue reading
By Nancy Leighton
Winter is the ideal time to plant new trees when they are dormant. The tree planting season is from mid-November through mid-March, depending on the weather in any given year. The dry weather last November was not good for planting without heavy watering. The wet weather we have been having recently is excellent for hole digging and soil moisture for the new tree roots.
Buying a 3-foot tree will be easier to transport and handle. It may… Continue reading
By Katina VanCronkhite
A “Love Your Library Clean Up and Keg Party” will kick off the 2013 Friends of East Atlanta Library GardenQuest program. Volunteers will gather on February 23 between 3:00pm and 6:00pm to clean up the library grounds and stick around for a beer afterward. A gardening and landscape expert will be on hand to give a few pointers and direction for early spring maintenance of the library grounds as well as some hints to get your own… Continue reading
By Bethany Clark
Trees Atlanta, the nationally known non-profit, is hosting its Thirteenth Annual Trees Atlanta Tree Sale and Festival on Saturday, October 13, from 8:00am to 2:00pm. The event will take place at the non-profit’s Platinum LEED certified headquarters Kendeda Center, at 225 Chester Avenue. Trees Atlanta donors of $500 or more are invited to attend a preview shopping night the evening before the sale.
Each October, Trees Atlanta offers more than 1,000 plants, including 200 species of… Continue reading
By Jim Williamson and Suzanne Welander
All too often, those of us on the verge of gardening begin to get motivated just after the sweet spot of the spring planting season has passed. We are left like a pokeweed next to a goat field as another gardening season passes us by, hoping that the dream to garden will still be within us in the fall–and not subsumed by college football and barbecues.… Continue reading
By Pamela Showalter
Actually, they are double digging it. Students at St. Nicholas Orthodox Academy are growing into gardeners while they prepare for college. The school is ready for more gardeners and is opening its doors this coming year to the young student. St. Nicholas is offering a kindergarten-through-second-grade cluster class as well… Continue reading
By Henry Bryant
Garden experts are coming toEast Atlantafor a day of hands-on up-close demonstrations and instruction on various subjects that area growers have been asking for. The search for a flourishing garden at the beginning of this year’s growing season ends happily at the East Atlanta Library on Saturday, March 31 with GardenQuest 2012.
The day will be divided into 90-minute class periods throughout the day, with each mini-seminar led by garden experts with subjects that neighbors usually have… Continue reading
By Glynis Ward
For many, this was the spring that got away from us! So early, long, lovely, and wet; but it ended earlier and more abruptly than we are used to. If you didn’t get the chance to plant a vegetable garden, there is good news! You still have time to plant! Make sure your bed is very well amended with compost, yet well draining (just in case we get some rain); you need good soil to hold water,… Continue reading
By Amy Foster
We’ve all been encouraged at one time or another to imagine what it would be like to walk in someone else’s shoes. This summer Dance Truck and Garden*Hood take it one step further: we’re encouraging you to set roots in someone else’s shoes!
In support of Dance Truck’s upcoming performance of Blake Beckham’s PLOT, Garden*Hood is hosting a shoe-planting extravaganza on Saturday, July 16 from 10:00am until 3:00pm. Garden*Hood will provide the shoes, soil, plants, water, and… Continue reading
By Glynis Ward
For many this was the spring that got away from us! So early, long, lovely, and wet: but it ended earlier and more abruptly than we are used to. If you didn’t get the chance to plant a vegetable garden, there is good news! You still have time to plant! Make sure your bed is very well amended with compost yet well draining (just in case we get some rain!!). You need good soil to hold water… Continue reading